Saturday, October 3, 2009
We look forward to seeing you at ApacheCon US to celebrate the ASF's 10th Anniversary, featuring:
- Nearly 100 Training hours
- More than 80 Conference sessions
- 2-day BarCampApache + Hackathon open to the public
- Evening MeetUps free of charge
- Keynotes by Apache Pioneers, Kirrily Roberts, and Brian Behlendorf
- Business + Community Track
- Big Feather Birthday Bash and After Party
- Entertaining Lightning Talks
2-6 November 2009 -- Oakland, California
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
If you can’t attend the conference, watch the keynotes and select sessions live online for free. To delve further in-depth into conference topics, on each day a different track will be streamed in its entirety for a fee.
Free video streams include:
- Wednesday, 8:00 UTC: Jim Jagielski, State of the Feather
- Wednesday, 8:30 UTC: Raghu Ramakrishnan, Data Management in the Cloud
- Wednesday, 12:00 UTC:Lars Eilebrecht, Behind the Scenes of The Apache Software Foundation
- Thursday, 12:00 UTC: Jim Jagielski, Sponsoring the ASF at the Corporate and Individual Level
- Thursday, 16:30 UTC: James Governor, Open sourcing the analyst business...
- Friday, 10:30 UTC: Apache Pioneer's Panel, 10 years of The Apache Software Foundation
- Friday, 12:00 UTC: J Aaron Farr, The Apache Way
- Wednesday, 9:30-17:00 UTC: Hadoop Geeks for Geeks track
- Thursday, 8:00-16:00 UTC: Tomcat for Developers and Administrators
- Friday, 8:00-16:00 UTC: HTTP Server Administration
Thursday, March 19, 2009
These informal gatherings are based around talks – some as short as 5 minutes, none longer than 30 minutes – where everybody can share discoveries, projects, best practice, and case studies. One rule: no advertising.
The Meetups have already been proven internationally, but this is the first time that they’re taking place alongside ApacheCon, hosted in the same venue. The committers will already be in town, and others will be able to socialise after the training sessions taking place in the day.
The conversations may move down to the hotel bar, and it will be a chance to mingle with others who share your interests. And you don’t have to be a committer or developer to benefit, either. In the past, the majority of visitors have been software users, or in many cases potential users. We’ve even seen companies formed as a result of the networking that takes place at these Meetups.
This year, we already have five Meetups planned:
Meetups are organised by the software communities themselves, and are not officially part of the ApacheCon programme. We’d love it if you wanted to add another Meetup – we’ve got room for one more this year! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to propose the topic. If you don’t want to organise a Meetup this year, let us know if you’d like to plan ahead for the next ApacheCon, too.
We look forward to meeting you!
For more information, and to register your interest, visit the ApacheCon Meetups Wiki.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We’ll be streaming keynotes and lunch presentations for free, so that everybody can share in these agenda-setting talks.
You can also access video streams of one selected track each day, for a fee:
- Wednesday: Geeks for Geeks (Hadoop)
- Thursday: Tomcat for Developers and Administrators
- Friday: HTTP Server Administration
The fee for participating in the live streaming is US$119 for residents outside the EU, and EUR 99 (including 19% VAT) for residents of the EU. You can see the program for the streamed tracks and sign up to watch here.
And if that program makes you wish you were here, it’s still not too late to join us in person! Register for ApacheCon now to make sure you don’t miss out on one of the most important software industry dates in 2009’s calendar.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We’re running special training sessions over the two days prior to the main ApacheCon conference, Monday 23 March and Tuesday 24 March. We’ve invited some of world’s the most experienced open source developers and industry experts to come over to Amsterdam and pass on their experience through lively half-day, full-day or two day courses.
Topics covered by the training sessions include:
- Creating services using a REST style approach
- Building standalone Couch DB applications
- Getting the most out of Lucene
- Apache HTTP Server 2.2
- A full training course for Tomcat, from basic configuration to advanced tuning
- Apache Wicket
- JavaServer Faces 1.2
- The ins and outs of Solr
- Strut 2, a new second generation web application framework
- How to organise a product lifecycle management with Maven
- Building and deploying web services with Apache CXF
- Basic and advanced media and analyst training
A pretty diverse range of topics, we think you’ll agree. The courses are open to all, so if you want to brush up your skills, or develop some new ones, head on over to http://www.eu.apachecon.com/c/aceu2009 to register.
And while you’re there, make sure you register for ApacheCon Europe 2009 too. With new features, like BarCampApache, and the open-to-all Hackathon, it will be a conference to remember.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
ApacheCon US took place in November last year. One of the great successes of the conference was the new BarCampApache, which gave attendees a unique insight into Apache Software Foundation projects, and enabled us all to share knowledge in an interactive and open way.
People had a great time at BarCamp in the US, so we’re bringing it to Europe for ApacheCon Europe 2009!
BarCamps are participatory workshops, where the content is driven by you. The schedule is determined by the participants – you pitch what sessions you want to see. Then people form groups and engage in a fun and lively discussion, kicking around ideas and passing knowledge between each other. The best thing about BarCampApache is that the workshops are very open – the participants are in control. And being open is what we’re all about.
We think BarCampApache is going to an even bigger hit in Amsterdam than it was at ApacheCon US. And it’s but one of many exciting features of this year’s European conference, which include the renowned Hackathon, Geeks for Geeks track, and focused training sessions.
To participate in BarCamp Apache, and register for ApacheCon Europe 2009, head over to our website.